We have a heavyweight championship fight on our hands. Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury kicked off their promotions for their huge showdown on October 24th from Germany. Not many heavyweights are larger than Klitschko, but you could see from the presser that Tyson does have a size advantage. As far as the skill advantage, that remains to be seen.
Though Fury fights nothing like Klitschko’s last opponent Bryant Jennings, the smaller American heavyweight showed that there may be some openings to do damage against Klitschko. Though Jennings didn’t win, it was almost like his performance showed that either Klitschko may have lost a half a step or that Fury may be able to do more than Jennings. On October 24th, he gets his chance.
At the presser, Fury was as outspoken and outgoing as he usually is, saying that he wants to retire the long-standing heavyweight champion
“It’s a personal mission for me to rid boxing of a boring person like you,” Fury said to the press in attendance. “I’m not interested in all the titles and all those belts you’ve got on there. I’m interested in breaking your face in. That’s what I’m interested in.”
Fury says that Klitschko is a bore inside and out of the ring, stating that all of Europe wants Fury to win. His plan is to knockout Klitschko.
“Your jab and grab style means that surely all of Europe wants to see you get beaten and all of Europe and the rest of the world will see you get beaten. You have about as much charisma as my underpants. Fury continued, “The first time I met you face to face was in your training camp in Austria in 2010. I left with pure confidence. You’re nothing. Remember that. You are nothing, and you are getting knocked out.”